“Talking Buttons” and Cats — Has the Craze Gone Too Far?
Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-29-2022) #794A: Feline behavior expert Dr. Mikel Delgado of FelineMinds (Tracie’s co-host on Cat Chat) shares Tracie’s consternation that the craze for teaching dogs to step on “buttons” has now extended to trying to convince consumers to spend money buying buttons for their cats to theoretically express themselves. All based on a French experiment in which a woman’s cat just kept stepping on the button for “soupe” (“feed me”) over and over. Even once fed!